What We Believe
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. (11 Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 3:5).
We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior) and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit). We believe Jesus Christ is the Word become flesh (John 1:1, 14; Micah 5:2), God manifest in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16), the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15), and that in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9). He is God visible (Hebrews 1:1-3), all-knowing (John 14:8), approachable (Matthew 11:28-30), easy to reach (I John. 1:1-3; John. 20:27), the revealer of the Father (John 14:9; 17:6), the only way to the Father (Matthew 11:27; John 14:6-8), and the Father revealed (John 10:30; Isaiah.9:6; Revelation 1:8, 11).
He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 1:8).
We believe that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ and is given to humanity by God’s grace through the New Testament new-birth experience (Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8; John 3:3-7). We teach that the new-birth experience is comprised of repentance, water baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Through baptism, we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38).
We believe that when a person receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, that person will speak with other tongues under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4; Acts 19:6; Isaiah 28:11). This is the New Testament pattern for all believers to follow as a result of their faith in Christ (Luke 13:1-5; Acts 10:44-48).
THE NAME OF JESUS
The authority of God is vested in the Name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-10; Matthew 7:22; Mark 16:7; John 14:14; Acts 4:12). All that the believer does “in word or deed” is to be done in Jesus’ name (Colossians 3:17).
We believe that God’s power is still active in the church and that healings, signs and miracles are available to God’s people through faith in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Peter 2:24).
THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe Jesus Christ will return to the earth to catch the church away (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
A Book of Acts Church in the 21st Century!